Extreme Heat Claims Life of Woman in South Texas

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SULLIVAN CITY – The heat claimed the life of at least one woman crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in the Rio Grande Valley.

Border Patrol tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS that’s the common reality people face year-round, especially during extreme temperatures.

Sullivan City police say they called for backup after coming across a group of people on Thursday.

Among the group was a woman who was airlifted to the hospital. 

“Unfortunately, for the female that was found unresponsive, she succumbed to the injuries and she passed away,” says Marcelino Medina, a spokesperson for Border Patrol.

The agency says they’re taking extra measures to prevent these types of death

Watch the video above for more information.


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